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Situla with an Amazonomachy scene

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Situla (type 2) A: Amazonomachy. A mounted Amazon is attacking a Greek foot soldier, who advances from the right. The Amazon wears a short chiton, red trousers, a red, long-sleeved tunic, a belt with black and white dots, a red Phrygian camp, crossed bandoleers, and, over the left arm, a short...

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Provenance

By 1985: Galerie Günter Puhze, Stadtstrasse 28, D-7800 Freiburg, Germany (Kunst der Antike, Katalog 6, no. 226); by 1987: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London (auction, July 13, 1987, lot 308); 1987: Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg Collection (purchased at 1987 Sotheby auction, lot 308); gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, March 27, 1991

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Greek, South Italian, Late Classical Period, about 340–330 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Apulia, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Vase-Painting in Italy (MFA), no. 040.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

1991.242

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Red Figure, Apulian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels